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Labour Against the Witch-hunt Vice-Chair Calls for Expulsion of ‘Zionists’ and attacks ‘racist Zionist’ Jon Lansman.

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Now Says, “Corbyn has effectively surrendered to the Right and the Zionist lobby “


It’s time to expel Luke Akehurst and break the links with Labour Friends of Israel 

Part of the problem is that Momentum is led by a racist Zionist Jon Lansman. The other reason is that Corbyn has effectively surrendered to the Right and the Zionist lobby over ‘anti-Semitism’.

Today under the baleful influence of Momentum’s dictator, most of the parliamentary left has become infatuated with an Israel which has moved yet further to the racist right

Monster Raving Tony Greenstein. Vice Chair of Labour Against the Witch-hunt.  Friday 18th of May.


This clearly reflects the wider thinking of this front organisation for the CPGB (Provisional Central Committee) Weekly Worker.

Spotted hyenas and the Labour right

William Sarsfield of Labour Party Marxists reports on the campaign against the witch-hunt.

 Far from being a source of strength, the Labour right’s support for the Zionist state – and the United States’ reactionary strategic goals in the region – can be turned into a huge weakness for this scab faction in our ranks.

This report also contains some exquisite humour.

Apparently the meeting was introduced by this type, Alexei Sayle, a former member of one of the maddest groups on the UK left, the Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist).

His  most famous quote on that experience is of course,

Sayles tells me. “They genuinely wanted a better world. But as in all cults, what’s central to the Communist Party is the belief system and the elimination of nuance. From there you’re very slowly led down the road to fanaticism and mass murder.”

The meeting kept to this humourous  standard…..


Moshé illustrated this same observation via a sideways detour. There is – apparently – a tiny number of spotted hyenas in Norway (in zoos). However, if you hear of a spotted hyena trackers’ expedition – organised with an extravagant disregard for the huge amount of time, energy and money expended – a rational conclusion to draw might be that these people have a thing about Norway, rather than the spotted hyenas.

This is how the article ends, a call to attack Momentum,

There were some gently regretful criticisms of Corbyn’s and the core LP left leadership’s passivity to – even accommodation with – this witch-hunt. This generosity was not all-encompassing – on the strength of this meeting and others I have attended over the last year or more, there are now very few on the left with any compunction about laying into Momentum nationally. The local groups can be good, even very good, but the national organisation and its ‘CEO’, Jon Lansman are deeply discredited.

Written by Andrew Coates

May 18, 2018 at 11:09 am

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  1. It’s all getting confusing and hilarious from those of on the outside looking in.
    So who is who in this debate? The right in the Labour party are pro-Israel and the left of the party is anti-Israel?

    Steven Johnston

    May 18, 2018 at 2:31 pm

  2. Simply: Labour Against the Witch-hunt wants a new Witch-hunt against ‘Zionists’.

    Andrew Coates

    May 18, 2018 at 4:56 pm

  3. An archive of the fantastic blog, The Void, by anarchist unemployed activist Johnny Void.

    This PDF compilation includes all posts made between its foundation in 2005 and 14 February 2017.


    Natalie REED (Staff Nurse)

    May 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm

  4. “Simply: Labour Against the Witch-hunt wants a new Witch-hunt against ‘Zionists’.”

    Oh boo hoo. Reminds me of some rancid American redneck complaining that taking action against REAL anti-Semitism was ‘unfair to Nazis’.

    In the current context, anyone who defend the naked mass killing of civil rights marchers by Israel, or attempts to blame the victims, is little better than a Nazi.

    If such people can be in the Labour Party, then why not Yaxley-Lennon? Why not Nick Griffin?


    May 19, 2018 at 10:17 am

  5. Greenstein’s ravings can no longer be analysed in pure political terms: psychoanalysis would be more appropriate. If I were a friend of his, I’d urge him to seek help.

    Jim Denham

    May 19, 2018 at 12:34 pm

  6. Like thinking that by voting labour you can solve the problems created by capitalism?
    Now if you really did believe that then the men in white coats are coming for you!
    That would be as insane as giving money to momentum.

    Steven Johnston

    May 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm

  7. Try reading some Lenin, Steven.

    Jim Denham

    May 20, 2018 at 10:39 am

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